Top Ten Most Suspenseful Movies


What movies kept you completely on the edge of your seat the whole time wondering what would happen next and left you walking out of the theater in a sweat. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

The Silence of the Lambs
Anthony Hopkins was the real key in this movie. He made everthing confusing yet entertaining


His acting was superb. However the last scene where the shootout takes place was perfect. Thumbs up
What can I say, Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster they're the best of the best performers I have ever watched on the wide screen, they were able to project the characters in excellent performance, a very good movie to watch even repeatedly, azon
[Newest]I love this movie but there is a movie that is right next to this one that I think everyone forgets about. Alien.

2The Usual Suspects
Best story and great suspense which does not allow the audience to even think what would happen in the ending simply great suspense thriller
The best suspense movie ever made... Should be rated as number one in this list.
The best suspense movie period have not seen one better. Not horror but seat of your pants mind testing movie that keeps you thinking for days. Even better the second time!
[Newest]It is number 1 not lambs

3The Sixth Sense
I think this is not an usual film. You need to watch. This is actually SUSPENSEFUL movie. This is little bit old but its OK it can full fill your need.
Best suspense movie I ever saw fantastic must see
This is best suspense movie ever
[Newest]NO one can last 5 min. Of this movie.

This often gets classified as "horror, " but I don't think I agree with that. It is way more psychological. People talk about it being "so violent, " but they actually trick you into thinking you see more violence than you actually do in this original. Pretty brilliant and suspenseful movie.
Suspense at the end of every part of the series. Absolutely brilliant with some horror and outstanding real like violence. Thanks to those thoughtful writers for this awesome series with some useful message.
Forget the stupid sequels this is the original and the best. It is clever and suspenseful without relying on gore.
[Newest]The electric feeling you get while you watch saw is unbelievable! From start to end you are on the edge of your seat!

Movie about serial killer with lot of emotions, that circle completed at climax.
"What's in the Box? "... Damn!

Where is this movie?
This one is perhaps the most complex suspense movie I've seen. One of my all time faves
Nice way to show the movie
[Newest]If your looking for a mind bender, this is your film!

Definitely the first movie that came to mind. This movie IS suspense.


Definitely it's the greatest movie ever made! It's the "Mother" of the suspense movies! Q
I need this movie in Hindi

8Mute Witness
I love this movie, the actress especially, hope it can be viewed in full length movie in HBO or cinemax this haloween or every saturday night, thanks, from cora marpuri

9Fight Club
It is actually best cast by brad pitt himself, this movie makes him famous
I love the last scenes it like wow... Great movie the noe must watch it
Its pitts best role ever
[Newest]Brad Pitt Brad Pitt & Brad Pitt

Let's be honest...
at some point in life,
we're ALL gonna need a bigger boat.


For the time, this was absolutely the definitive suspense.
One of Spielberg's best movies


The Contenders

It is so suspenful I could not figure who was the killer because almost everyone was guilty. This should so be #1 by far.

12The Strangers
Great movie! The fact you never see the killers faces is awesome. French original is great also
This was definitely one of the creepiest movies that stick with you!

13The Shining
Just one word "AWESOME"

14High Tension

15The Thing
My absolute favorite horror movie of all time. It's suspensfel and scary.


16Final Destination 2

17Wrong Turn

18Shutter Island
The ending is just too good! And we all know how well leonardo di caprio acts
Dame good movie, had to watch it twice, and going to watch it again soon.
Greatest psychological thriller ever made...
[Newest]What the hell! I can't believe this awesome movie is pushed out of top 10... Mind boggling

19The Prestige
Christian bale, michael caine, hugh jackman
And one of their best performance
And best suspense movie ever made.
This movie challenges your attention while watching it... Simply loved it.

20Cabin Fever


22The Exorcist
When you watch some scenes from the movie, you get the feeling you're really there while it's going on.
Oh God! The Exorcist, it's so horrible! I can't imagine Ms. Linda Blair can ever perform such role, terrifying role, the best ever suspense movie, From cnm

Without equal because the main character is killed early in the movie and the hero turns outTo be a modern woman. Oh and the real villain actually is a defense company.

24I Know Who Killed Me


26Jacob's Ladder

27Rosemary's Baby

28I Am Legend
The part where Neville goes into the building looking for his dog Sam not knowing what was around the corner.

29The Departed
Yeah, brad pitt was great in this movie! Who did he play again? :/
Haha is this a joke. , matt Damon and brad Pitt at their best, and twilight ranked higher?


31The Game (1997)

32Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

33Wait Until Dark
Harry Roat Jr. Creepiest villan in the movies.




36Speed 2: Cruise Control

37House on Haunted Hill (1959)

38King Kong

39The Machinist
Really awesome movie with great suspense and Christian bale is like wow... What a great actor he is...
Awesome Suspense till the End, Great Movie! Christian Bale@the best!

40The Others
One of the best suspense thrillers

All time great... In top three in my list.


43Cop Land

44The Lovely Bones
Because I thought she is safe but then, she's already a chopping girl


46Ocean's Eleven
This movie is so awesome one of the best movie ever made with great cast Like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, etc. Must see this movie before you die...

47127 Hours
Very good thhe best film

48The Net

49Pulp Fiction

50Saw II



It was a movie that sucked me in and I couldn't help but feel for the trapped people. Great movie! 8 out of 10

54A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

55World War Z
Best Zombie movie ever made and Brad Pitt killing zombies WoW!

56American Psycho
Wonder how its not on the list, should be in top 5!

Worth watching doesn't steal your time





62Primal Fear

63Joy Ride

64Inside Man
Best ever movie watch it 10 time still love it

65The Grudge 2


67Law Abiding Citizen

68The Last of Sheila
Movie with great suspence

69Les Diaboliques

70Final Destination 5
I was literally on the edge of my seat this whole movie. Everything from the music, to the setting adds to thus wonderful film. Don't even compare it to the rest of the series. I guarantee that this movie will entertain anyone in the mood for a thrill.
It's a nice movie ever... !


72Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

73North by Northwest

74The Hunger Games

This movie has lots of tension built around it. the astronauts struggling to get in and out of the spaceship. I actually once had dream where I crash landed to earth into the ocean and struggled to get out of my spaceship. it's that suspenseful.

76Texas Chainsaw Massacre
It almost looks and feels like an actual snuff film.

77The Escape Plan


79The Birds

80Rear Window


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